Saturday, July 23, 2016

OWINGS TEAM DROPS IN 358 MOTOR, WINS TRAIL-WAY SPRINT CAR FEATURE; Miller & Marriott micro-sprint winners; Jason Chronister wins limited stocks after brother crashes; Crocker takes Classic Car feature

HANOVER, PA (7/22/2016) – Steve Owings, who has spent the entire season running a 410 sprint car, dropped a 358 cubic inch engine in the team sprint car and drove to the win in his first 2016 appearance at Trail-Way Speedway Friday night.

“I have to thank Steve Rucker for the motor and the crew for its hard work in switching this car around this week,” said Owings upon exiting his Westminster Transmission/Valentine Motorsports #35 in victory lane, “We got a lucky draw.  That was a long 25 laps.  I had the top wing the whole way back in the trunk, we were pushing, and I wasn’t quick enough on the restarts.”

“With my crew and Brad McClelland wrenching, any monkey could have driven this thing tonight,” continued Owings, “We love this place!”

An inversion draw put Owings on the pole for the start, and he led every lap.  He crossed .81 seconds ahead of fifth-starting David Holbrook, with Dwight Leppo, 11th-starting hard charger Jeff Halligan, and Zach Euculano completing the top five.  While Owings was driving away to nearly a half-lap lead by the mid-race point, five cars raced wheel-to-wheel for second through sixth.

Rounding out the top ten for the 18 “358” sprint cars were Seth Kearchner, JB Cunningham, Jr.,Isaac Sneeringer, Randy Whisler, and Dan Richcreek.

Sprint car qualifiers were won by Cody Fletcher and points leader Doug Hammaker, who were both involved a three-car crash in turns one and two of lap two of the feature.  Both cars were done for the night.

Hayden Miller dominated the 20-lap 600cc micro-sprint feature, starting on the outside pole and leading every lap.  Tom Frachetta, Bred Weber, Jim Young, and North Carolina’s Danny Jones completed the top five.

Heats for the 16 “600” micros were won by Jones and Young.

The Mason Dixon 270cc micro-sprint main went to Brian Marriott, who started on the pole and led every lap, crossing 1.78 seconds ahead of Bill Laughman, with Levi Peck, Mike Boer, and Chad Myers finishing third through fifth.

Heats for the 22 “270” micros were won by Peck and Richie Keller III.

 Jason Chronister was the winner in the 15-lap limited stock feature.  His victory came six laps after brother Matt broke and barrel-rolled in turns three and four while leading on lap nine.

Jason assumed third for the restart, passed Jeff Foster for second on lap ten, and then took the lead from Robbie Carroll on lap 13.  He drove away to a 1.4-second win, followed by Carroll, Foster, 15th-starting Cory Weishaar, and Mike Kolodiej, Jr. (who came back from the rear after a rough riding call on lap two.

Qualifiers for the 21 limited stocks were won by Kolodiej and Justin Wagaman.

Jim Crocker drove under Joe Brown exiting turn two of lap ten and went on to win the 20-lap feature for Classic Cars.  Brown settled for second, with Jim Rost, Neal Reamer, and Steve Clemo crossing third through fifth.

Heats for the 11 Classic Cars were won by Joe Brown and Charlie Summers.

 Next Friday, July 29th, the Hoosier Tire Mid-Atlantic Sprints return to Trail-Way along with the Limited Stocks, Street Stocks and the ServiceMaster Clean Central PA Legends. This will also be “Kids Race Car Rides” Night! Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with heats beginning at 7:45 p.m.

For all the latest news and related information from Trail-Way Speedway, fans are reminded to visit the speedway website at The complete story and agate from each race night is posted shortly after the final checkered flag.

Friday July 22, 2016
Trail-Way Speedway
Hanover, PA
For Immediate Release


FEATURE (25 Laps) – 1. 35-Steve Owings; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 41-Jeff Halligan (Hard Charger); 5. 10-Zach Euculano; 6. 30-Seth Kearchner; 7. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr.; 8. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 9. 64-Randy Whisler; 10. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 11. 10T-Brody Treaster; 12. 4R-Tyler Walton (DNF); 13. 01-Steve Storrie (DNF); 14. 77K-Steven Kisamore (DNF); 15. 10B-Brandon Noel (DNF); 16. 66A-Cody Fletcher (DNF); 17. 66-Doug Hammaker (DNF); 18. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders: Steve Owings (1-25)

358 Sprint Heat 1 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 66-Doug Hammaker; 2. 77-David Holbrook; 3. 4R-Tyler Walton; 4. 10-Zach Euculano; 5. 19Z-Isaac Sneeringer; 6. 30-Seth Kearchner; 7. 80M-Dan Richcreek; 8. 64-Randy Whisler; 9. 19D-Wyatt Hinkle (DNS). Time – 2:25.50

358 Sprint Heat 2 Finish (10 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 2. 39-JB Cunningham, Jr.; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 01-Steve Storrie; 6. 41-Jeff Halligan; 7. 10B-Brandon Noel; 8. 10T-Brody Treaster; 9. 77K-Steven Kisamore. Time – 2:28.13


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 18-Brian Marriott; 2. 2-Bill Laughman; 3. 64-Levi Peck; 4. 44-Mike Boer; 5. 32-Chad Myers; 6. 8-Jim Still; 7. 5H-Richie Keller III; 8. 58-Steven Cox; 9. 84-Zachary Glass; 10. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr.; 11. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 12. 16-Keera Dupler; 13. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 14. 5-Shannon Weaver; 15. 8D-Charles Ford; 16. 6-Tim McClelland (DNF); 17. 20H-Eric Heath (DNF); 18. 10H-Dave Hollar (DNF); 19. 20-Cory Myers (DNF); 20. 13-Brad Gossert (DNF); 21. 32M-Shaun McIntyre (DNS); 22. 1D-Todd Martin (DNS). No time.

Lap Leaders: Brian Marriott (1-20)
270 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 64-Levi Peck; 2. 2-Bill Laughman; 3. 44-Mike
Boer; 4. 8-Jim Still; 5. 58-Steven Cox; 6. 29C-Jeff Arigo; 7. 20H-Eric Heath; 8. 10H-Dave Hollar; 9. 32M-Shaun McIntyre; 10. 8D-Charles Ford (DNS); 11. 13-Brad Gossert (DNS). Time – 2:12.57

270 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 5H-Richie Keller III; 2. 84-Zachary Glass; 3. 18-Brian Marriott; 4. 32-Chad Myers; 5. 99-Joe Trone, Jr.; 6. 16-Keera Dupler; 7. 5-Shannon Weaver; 8. 4T4-Joe Long, Jr. (DNF); 9. 1D-Todd Martin (DNF); 10. 20-Cory Myers (DNF); 11. 6-Tim McClelland (DNF). No time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 11H-Hayden Miller; 2. 12-Tom Fraschetta; 3. 17-Brad Weber; 4. 8-Jim Young; 5. 8X-Danny Jones; 6. 00-Christian Reed; 7. 07-Travis Scott; 8. K9-Jon Keller; 9. 42K-Travis Keiser; 10. 4R-Zane Rudisill; 11. 17E-Dylan Norris; 12. 91-Randy Kunkle, Jr.; 13. 14K-Hannah Riser; 14. 56-Jake Frye; 15. 71-Tyler Leese; 16. G0-Richie Keller III (DNF). Time – 5:21.37

Lap Leaders: Hayden Miller (1-20)

600 Micro Heat 1 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8X-Danny Jones; 2. 12-Tom Fraschetta; 3. 11H-Hayden Miller; 4. K9-Jon Keller; 5. 42K-Travis Keiser; 6. 91-Randy Kunkle, Jr.; 7. 17E-Dylan Norris; 8. 4R-Zane Rudisill (DNS). Time – 2:06.59

600 Micro Heat 2 Finish (8 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 8-Jim Young; 2. 17-Brad Weber; 3. 00-Christian Reed; 4. G0-Richie Keller III; 5. 56-Jake Frye; 6. 71-Tyler Leese; 7. 14K-Hannah Riser (DNF); 8. 07-Travis Scott (DNF). Time – 2:04.72


FEATURE (15 Laps) – 1. 38-Jason Chronister; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll; 3. 32-Jeff Foster; 4. 2-Cory Weishaar; 5. 11-Michael Kolodiej, Jr.; 6. 94-Kenny Startzman; 7. 30-Justin Wagaman; 8. 16-Julio Perez; 9. 3-Chelsea Weaver; 10. 77-Matt Worley; 11. 96-Sarah Redmond; 12. 8-Roger Rhodes; 13. 81-Matt Chronister (DNF); 14. 64-Charles Millender (DNF); 15. 19-Scott Inskeep (DNF); 16. 92-Terry Hartlaub (DNF); 17. 42-Cliff Szczepanski (DNF); 18. 21-Ricky Weaver, Jr. (DNF); 19. 39-Shane Miller (DNF); 20. 89-Wes Miller (DNF); 21. 88-Justin Oberlin (DNF). No time.

Lap Leaders: Cliff Szczepanski (1-2); Robbie Carroll (3-5); Matt Chronister (6-9); Robbie Carroll (10-12); Jason Chronister (13-15)

Limited Stock Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 11-Michael Kolodiej, Jr.; 2. 32-Jeff Foster; 3. 16-Julio Perez; 4. 81-Matt Chronister; 5. 39-Shane Miller; 6. 3-Chelsea Weaver; 7. 64-Charles Millender; 8. 2-Cory Weishaar; 9. 94-Kenny Startzman; 10. 96-Sarah Redmond; 11. 89-Wes Miller (DNF). Time – 2:08.13

Limited Stock Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 30-Justin Wagaman; 2. 69-Robbie Carroll; 3. 38-Jason Chronister; 4. 42-Cliff Szczepanski; 5. 19-Scott Inskeep; 6. 77-Matt Worley; 7. 21-Ricky Weaver, Jr.; 8. 92-Terry Hartlaub; 9. 8-Roger Rhodes; 10. 88-Justin Oberlin (DNF). No time.


FEATURE (20 Laps) – 1. 12-Jim Crocker; 2. 89-Joe Brown; 3. X-Jim Rost; 4. 73-Neal Reamer; 5. 117-Steve Clemo; 6. 07-Charlie Summers; 7. 9-Dylan Brown; 8. 09-Ron Grove; 9. 66-David Egge; 10. 53-Scott Jorda; 11. 95-Sharon Unitis. Time – 6:35.38

Lap Leaders: Charlie Summers (1); Joe Brown (2-9); Jim Crocker (10-20)

Classic Car Heat 1 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 07-Charlie Summers; 2. 12-Jim Crocker; 3. 73-Neal Reamer; 4. 09-Ron Grove; 5. 53-Scott Jorda; 6. 95-Sharon Unitas. Time – 2:01.44

Classic Car Heat 2 Finish (6 Laps/All Qualify) – 1. 89-Joe Brown; 2. 9-Dylan Brown; 3. X-Jim Rost; 4. 117-Steve Clemo; 5. 66-David Egge. Time – 2:01.03

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